The King's Coronation at Westminster Abbey will take place on Saturday 6 May.
Cambridgeshire towns and cities will join in celebrating His Majesty King Charles III being crowned alongside the Queen Consort.
Celebrating the Coronation
The Coronation ceremony will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Buckingham Palace has said that the event will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.
The Coronation programme will include:
- Saturday 6 May: Procession and service at Westminster Abbey
- Sunday 7 May: The Coronation Big Lunch and a concert taking place in Windsor in the evening
- Monday 8 May: The Big Help Out
Many Cambridgeshire residents will remember the last coronation, in 1953, when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned and there were many street parties around the city.
This time, residents and community groups will again mark this historic event by holding street parties over the bank holiday weekend. As on previous national occasions, we’ll be covering the cost of road closures and insurance to help make these celebrations happen.
Apply to hold a street party
Street parties are simple to organise. If you would like to hold a street party, please visit Your guide to organising a street party (GOV.UK website) which sets out what you need to think about and busts some myths about what’s needed.
Any members of the public interested in closing the highway in order to hold a street party for the Coronation need to apply for a legal order to close the highway and the county council is required to advertise this. In order to allow sufficient time to process and advertise all the road closures for Coronation Street Parties, the deadline to apply is Monday 10 April. Apply for an event on the highway (street party).
Alternatively, an easier way to bring neighbours together without a road closure is a Street Meet.
The Coronation Big Lunch
Be part of history and join millions across the UK on 6-8 May by bringing together neighbours and communities to share friendship, food and a right royal knees up for the Coronation Big Lunch. The Big Lunch website will tell you all you need to know on how to get started, fun ideas and top tips, practical advice and loads more.
Add your Coronation Big Lunch to the interactive map.
The Big Help Out
The Big Help Out, on 8 May, is an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of His Majesty’s service and showcase the impact of volunteering within communities. From 20 March, The Big Help Out website will have a list of ways you can lend a hand in your neighbourhood.
Apply for up to £10,000 in Community Event Funding
Funding is available of up to £10,000 for events and activities through the National Lottery Awards for All programme. There is no deadline, but it can take up to 12 weeks from the point of application submission to receiving funding, which means applications for the Coronation weekend should be made before the middle of February.
Events and activities
Events and activities organised in Cambridgeshire as part of the Coronation celebrations will be shown on the map below.
To view the events, please change the date range to "next three months", enter a location and then zoom into the map to view event details.
The Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire
The Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Julie Spence OBE QPM, is His Majesty The King’s representative in the County. She leads the Lieutenancy, which aims to foster good relations and co-operation between all kinds of organisations in every part of the County. The Lieutenancy, working with support from Cambridgeshire County Council, is taking an active part in promoting the Coronation across the whole of Cambridgeshire.
The Lord Lieutenant is assisted by a number of Deputy Lieutenants in providing coverage at events for the whole of the County of Cambridgeshire.
Further information on the role and work of the Lieutenancy is available on the Lieutenancy of Cambridgeshire website.
Email the Lieutenancy if you would like a member of the Lieutenancy to attend your event: Lieutenancy@cambridgeshire.gov.uk